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  • Volcanic Region
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 39.462°N
  • 31.216°W

  • 914 m
    2998 ft

  • 382001
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0950 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Caldeira Comprida
1200 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Caldeira Funda de Lajes

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Photo Gallery

The northern half of the 10 x 15 km wide island of Flores, which lies west of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, appears at the margin of this NASA Space Shuttle image. Ponta Delgada lies at the northern tip of the island at the lower left. Several craters seen to the left of the cloud banks at the lower right were formed during eruptions about 2900 years ago that also produced a lava flow that forms the Faja Grande Peninsula below the craters.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS007-E-11252, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Lakes occupy Caldiera Funda de Lajes (left) and Caldiera Rasa (right) on SW Flores Island in this view from the east. The Caldeira Funda de Lajes tuff ring formed about 3150 years ago, accompanied by a lava flow that traveled to the SE, reaching the SE coast of Flores at Lajes. The 10 x 15 km island of Flores is dotted by numerous pyroclastic cones and craters.

Photo by Björn Ehrlich, 2007 (Wikipedia).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Flores in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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